THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 62
JUNE 24, 2022
ELM TREASON LATEST
– Studio work on “WITHOUT A TRIBE” continues.
– Shhh… Don’t say anything… but a little birdy told us that the ELM TREASON ONLINE SHOP will be having a massive storewide event soon … like VERY SOON. And trust us, it’s going to be all kinds of cool. Stay tuned.
– Our private FACEBOOK group “The Uptown Q” has reach ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE!
– Andy’s 2005 Ford Focus has finally gone to that junk yard in the sky. We bow our heads…
Your Input: Drummers!
So, we’re not necessarily asking who you think the BEST drummer in rock and roll is…
Rather, we’re asking which drummer reaches you most. Who is is YOUR personal favorite, regardless of technical skills – the one whose rhythms, grooves and pockets just set your musical soul aflame!
What do you think?
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Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Ann Wilson of Heart and founder of Argent, turned 72 last Sunday.
Brian Welch, guitarist for Korn, had his 53rd birthday last Sunday.
Steve Shelley drummer for Sonic Youth turned 60 on Thursday.
Todd Rundgren was 74 on Wednesday.
Anne Murray turned 77 on Monday.
Last Friday, Barry Manilow turned 79.
Cyndi Lauper celebrated birthday number 69 on Wednesday.
Happy 86th Birthday to Kris Kristofferson (Wednesday).
Joey Kramer, Aerosmith drummer, turned 72 on Tuesday.
Ray Davies of the Kinks had his 78th birthday on Tuesday.
INXS bass player Garry Beers is 65. (Wednesday)
Lionel Richie turned 73 on Monday.
John Taylor, bassist and co-founder of Duran Duran, was 62 on Monday.
There’s just something about an ACOUSTIC
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Two New York boys among the wild Texas sunflowers – July, 2021
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Actor Gary Busey, best-known for his lead role in the controversial 1978 biopic The Buddy Holly Story, purchases one of Buddy’s guitars for approximately $240,000.
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Led Zeppelin begin what will be their last tour with a concert in Dortmund, Germany.
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Supertramp’s LP Breakfast In America hits NUMBER ONE in the country it was named after.
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David Bowie records “Space Oddity,” which he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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The Kinks play a show in Springfield, Illinois, that they later learn was organized by John Wayne Gacy, who would become well known as a notorious serial killer.
74 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Columbia label announces its new technological breakthrough, a “long-playing” vinyl phonograph record that can hold up to 23 minutes of music on a side.
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Ringo Starr 😎
Richard Starkey of Liverpool.
He HAS made a name for himself. 🙂
Neal Smith – Alice Cooper Group
Ringo – Some band from Kidneypool or something
Cooper’s band has always been underrated, quite frankly. Neal Smith is a great pick.
I’m sorry… Ringo who?
John Bonham, but I think Phil Collins deserves a shout out
Phil definitely deserves some love. Without question. Good call, Laura!
RINGO and Neal Peart
HELL to the YES.
Two of our favorites right there.
Thank you, Ann!
Bev Bevan and Phil Rudd
ELO and AC DC.
Absolutely perfect for their bands. Great pocket drummers, to be sure.
That Ginger Baker was a pretty good drummer, pretty good Polo player too from what I understand LOL. John Bonham had some good riffs. That guy from The pretenders years ago saw him he was pretty impressive, anywho… Good funny this week, thank you for that!!
Thanks again for checking in, David. It’s our honor to have you here.
Not a bad lineup there. Some pretty good skin-bangers there.
Martin Chambers, I (Andy) think, is the drummer you’re talking about here. Terrific player.
Neal Peart, Ringo Starr, Rick Allen
Each drummer’s style is perfectly suited for their bands. That may be too simplistic to be profound, but that’s what matters most to me (Andy). Do these drummers bring out the best in the rest of their bands?
Especially dig the Rick Allen selection. 🙂
In that order…
Try and top THAT!
A trio for the ages.
Liberty Devitto. During the early years when Billy Joel was more of a band. I was gonna say Peart because he’s like three drummers and nobody does the incredible stuff he did, but I really can’t because although I love a lot of Rush songs, I don’t ever just listen to them.
This was more of a “favorite” drummer exercise, as opposed to a “who’s the greatest drummer ever” kind of thing.
No one will ever connect with me (Andy), for instance, as much as Ringo does… but he may not be the “greatest drummer” of all, however it is defined.
Love Liberty’s work as well.
Levon Helm from The Band and Clifton James who played with Bo Diddley..
Clifton James was SO MONUMENTALLY influential on so many players. GREAT (and unusually unique) choice!
Thanks Andy I was all most going to say as well the drummer who played for Elvis because that was always the beat my foot was tapping too….D.J Fontana
Elvis’ original band was just so good. In fact, I (Andy) think today is the anniversary of Scotty Moore’s passing. What consummate players they all were. DJ Fontana was incredible, yes. Thank you, Ellen!
I would say Keith Moon.
He’s definitely his own thing. A unique drummer.
I (Andy) like to think of Moonie as lyrical… he’s a “lead” drummer, if you get my drift… and for The Who, that is the ONLY kind of drummer that works.
Obviously Dave grohl is an absolute icon but my favorite drummers are many in numbers. Chris ballinger the first drummer i ever played along too from flaw. Travis barker of course is phenomenal. Sam McCandless from cold,Ray Luzier from Korn, Joey Jordison from slipknot, and way too many more to post. They have all spoken to me through music and evolved me as a drummer just by showing me what’s possible….. o ya and as a ginger myself I can’t forget the mad man Ginger Baker.
Absolutely LOVE your picks, brother. Truly.
Ray Luzier is amazing. Such power and precision… Travis Barker, of course. I’m also VERY VERY pleased to have you mention Joey Jordison. GOOD CALL.
REALLY appreciate your input here. So good to hear from you.
Ringo Starr and John Densmore
I (Andy) have to agree with you on both, William.
As a Beatles fan, I obviously dig Ringo – particularly his fills … but I don’t think John gets the love he should. I just ADORE his style and his touch. Absolutely.
BREAK ON THROUGH is just sensational.. LA WOMAN… THE WASP… exquisite.
Yes a gift of gas would be impressive. Lol. Drummer for Def Leapard makes working harder look easy